For those of you in planning phase now, we've put together our pick of the 10 most alluring - and enduring - trends for dresses for 2015-2016.

10. When Bigger Really Is Better

Vera Wang Bridal Autumn 2015

Vera Wang

Nothing says fairytale like a voluminous tulle skirt and they never go out of style, but for a twist on the traditional we're predicting a rush on detachable tulle skirts next year so brides really can enjoy the best of both worlds - the full fairytale gown for the ceremony with a slinky number hiding underneath.

And for those who want a pared back version of the full ball gown look, why not opt for a detachable tulle train instead? Vera Wang is your one-stop inspiration stop for the full-skirted frock (and any excuse to drool over her divine designs is a good one in our books).

9. Bohemian Bliss

wedding dress from Temperley London

Tempereley London

Whether in long-sleeved lace from Vera Wang - or vintage-inspired loose layers from Temperley London (or something similarly inspired), we're loving the boho look, especially for garden ceremonies and country weddings (pair these gowns with ankle boots or chic wellies to stomp about during your photo shoot). The boho look lends itself to experimenting with accessories, from jewelled hairpieces and cute combs to floral garlands and elegant bows - the more eclectic the better.

Find more inspiration for a bohemian wedding theme.

8. All In The Detail

Monique Lhuillier Bridal Spring 2015

Monique Lhuillier

Right now designers loving belted dresses, try embellished silver, traditional pearls, a black fabric belt on a white or pastel dress or a gold belt for a touch of luxe. It's a look we've seen at Karen Willis Holmes and Monique Lhuillier among others and it helps whittle the waistline which can only be a good thing!

7. The Sleeves Have It

wedding dress trends 2015

Tempereley London

In a trend that may yet topple our enduring love affair with strapless gowns, sleeves are set to star next year whether capped or long, draped or off-the-shoulder, silky, lacy or fluttering - providing the ideal cover-up for arms that might not have seen quite as much gym time as planned.

We're also seeing illusion necklines in delicate sheer fabrics which create the perfect blend of daring and demure to keep everyone happy, from the groom to granny.

More on wedding dresses with sleeves

6. Colour Is Cool - And Not Just For Bridesmaids

Monique Lhuillier Spring 2015

Monique Lhuillier

It's time to say yes to the coloured dress. Or at least a dress with a splash of colour, whether by adding a coloured belt, a coloured tulle skirt, or going for an entire gown in a pretty pastel shade as seen at Monique Lhuilliers Spring 2015 bridal show, with lilac, peach, mint and oyster particular favourites.

Click through for advice on choosing clever colours for your wedding

5. Gatsby Isn't Going Anywhere

Johanna Johnson 2015

Johanna Johnson

The Gatsby effect is ensuring with no signs of 30s glamour exiting the bridal stage any time soon. We're still loving the era's slim silhouettes and sparkly embellishments both on dresses and in the form of old-school accessories such as hair combs, brooches and clutches.

It's ultra-elegant and truly timeless and a popular look with designers including Zac Posen, Johanna Johnson and Naeem Khan. We think this one's here to stay, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

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4. Strut Your Stuff

Reem Acra Bridal 2014

Reem Acra Bridal

Showing skin may be a little unconventional in the bridal scene but increasingly we're seeing not just sexy backs on show (Zac Posen, Anne Barge) but thigh-high splits too (Reem Acra we're talking about you). If you're proud of your legs why not show them off with a cocktail style frock - or a short dress with a tulle overlay for the ceremony that strips back to reveal your party-ready pins in time for the evening affair.

3. Two-Piece Triumph

Reem Acra Autumn 2015

Reem Acra Autumn

The two-piece ensemble is such a strong trend this season fashion websites have created it as a separate category, and we see no reason why bridal designers won't follow suit.

Whether you go for a crop shell top with culottes or a form-fitting midi-skirt and sculpted sequinned top, the options are many and especially suited to fashion-forward brides who just don't fancy the frou-frou dress. The added bonus? You can use both halves in your post-wedding wardrobe too - or have two alternatives and make it a three-piece by switching from a formally elegant ceremony skirt to a flirty party version for the evening event.

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2. Touchable Texture

Naeem Khan Bridal 2015

Naeem Khan

Designers including Temperley London, Naeem Khan and Badgley Mischka have put a different spin on texture for their 2015 collections with 3D embroidery, applique and beautiful beading, while ruching and exaggerated tulle skirts are also taking centre stage for designers playing with shape and creating dresses that are anything but ordinary.

1. Staying True To Tradition

Annie Leibovitz

The divine Amal Alamuddin's off-the-shoulder Oscar de la Renta French lace frock featuring hand-embroidered pearls, diamantes and a traditional circular train is just the nod we needed to take a trip back in time for wedding dress inspiration, and we're loving every minute of it.

This trend is not about OTT details, but about traditional silhouettes and dense, quality fabrics including lace, faille and taffeta (no it's not just for 80s formal dresses!).

For more inspiration browse our little black book of wedding dress designers and dressmakers.

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